minstrel: medieval music on line

Patricia Yarrow yarrowp at mscd.edu
Tue Oct 31 06:06:06 PST 2000


DIGITAL IMAGE ARCHIVE OF MEDIEVAL MUSIC

Forwarded from the musicology list:

We are pleased to announce that colour images of manuscripts in the
following libraries are now available through the Digital Image Archive of
Medieval Music website (http://www.diamm.ac.uk).  The DIAMM project, which
is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board in the United Kingdom,
is a new resource for scholars which aims to digitize, archive and make
available images of British manuscripts of medieval polyphonic music, and
to develop techniques of digital image enhancement, or 'virtual
restoration', to retrieve lost data or improve the legibility of materials
that cannot at present be read. Further groups of images, amounting to the
entire corpus of fragmentary English manuscripts of pre-Reformation
polyphony, totalling c.2300 pages from over 85 separate repositories, will
be made available over the coming months.

We warmly invite colleagues to explore these materials - study of which
has until now been hampered by wide geographic spread - and to make use of
them in their research and teaching.  Access is free of charge and
passwords allowing access to the main images (96 dpi PDF files) will be
made available on return of the signed licence agreement (one per user;
form available at http://www.diamm.ac.uk/AccessAgreement.pdf) to Dr Julia
Craig-McFeely at Department of Music, Royal Holloway University of London,
Egham TW20 0EX, UK.  Full details appear on the project website.

Margaret Bent 			    Andrew Wathey 
All Souls College, Oxford           Royal Holloway, University of London 
margaret.bent at all-souls.ox.ac.uk    a.wathey at rhul.ac.uk  

29 October 2000 

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Arundel Castle  
Cambridge, King's College 
Cambridge, Magdalene College, Pepys Library 
Coventry, City Archives 
Exeter, Devon Record Office 
Leeds University, Brotherton Library 
London, British Library [in progress] 
London, Private Collection of Christopher de Hamel 
London, Lambeth Palace 
London, Lincoln's Inn 
London, Royal College of Physicians 
London, Westminster Abbey 
Oxford, All Souls College 
Oxford, Bodleian Library [in progress]
Oxford, Corpus Christi College 
Oxford, Magdalen College 
Stratford, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust 
Winchester, Winchester College
Worcester, Dean and Chapter Library 
York, Borthwick Institute of Historical Research 
York, Minster Archives



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